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Coastal Carolina University
P.O. Box 261954
Conway, South Carolina
29528-6054

phone
843-349-2244

fax
843-234-0426

Melissa Urso

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Expertise
Italian sociolinguistics and dialectology, diglossia

College
Thomas W. and Robin W. Edwards College of Humanities and Fine Arts

Biography
Melissa Urso, lecturer of Italian, joined Coastal Carolina University in the fall of 2008. She earned a bachelor's degree and a master's degree from the State University of New York at Stony Brook in 1994 and 1996, respectively.

Her areas of expertise are Italian sociolinguistics and dialectology and particularly diglossia in the Italian-American community. Other areas of interest and focus are differentiated instruction and assessment.

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